Mitzi - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.]]> <![CDATA[It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.]]> <![CDATA[Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.]]> <![CDATA[If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.]]> <![CDATA[Kindness and hard work will take you further than intelligence. ]]> <![CDATA[The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. [Measure For Measure]]]> <![CDATA[I am not young enough to know everything.]]> <![CDATA[He is not elevated by good fortune or depressed by bad. His mind is established in God, and he is free from delusion.]]> <![CDATA[The highest result of education is tolerance.]]> <![CDATA[live as if your were to die tomorrow. learn as if you were to live forever.]]> <![CDATA[If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.]]> <![CDATA[Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.]]> <![CDATA[The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.]]> <![CDATA[And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.]]> <![CDATA[To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.]]> <![CDATA[Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.]]> <![CDATA[Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.]]> <![CDATA[The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise, they are free from perplexities; and bold, they are free from fear.]]> <![CDATA[Leaders are visible at times of crisis, invisible at times of success.]]> <![CDATA[Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.]]> <![CDATA[He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.]]> <![CDATA[He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.]]> <![CDATA[When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.]]> <![CDATA[The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.]]> <![CDATA[To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.]]> <![CDATA[A good speaker makes a good liar.]]> <![CDATA[The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.]]> <![CDATA[The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.]]> <![CDATA[He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.]]> <![CDATA[Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.]]> <![CDATA[You are only what you are when no one is looking.]]> <![CDATA[The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.]]> <![CDATA[Instinct is untaught ability.]]> <![CDATA[The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.]]> <![CDATA[Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.]]> <![CDATA[The first and last thing required of genius is, love of the truth.]]> <![CDATA[A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.]]> <![CDATA[Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.]]> <![CDATA[If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.]]> <![CDATA[The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.]]> <![CDATA[The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.]]> <![CDATA[The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.]]> <![CDATA[Live on doubts; it becomes madness or stops entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.]]> <![CDATA[Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.]]> <![CDATA[When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.]]> <![CDATA[Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.]]> <![CDATA[You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.]]> <![CDATA[Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.]]> <![CDATA[Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.]]> <![CDATA[Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.]]> <![CDATA[He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.]]> <![CDATA[Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.]]> <![CDATA[God is a concept by which we measure our pain.]]> <![CDATA[Women make love for love, men make love for lust.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes the best gain is to lose.]]> <![CDATA[Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.]]> <![CDATA[Fortune favors the prepared mind.]]> <![CDATA[All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold.]]> <![CDATA[Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.]]> <![CDATA[One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.]]> <![CDATA[When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty.]]> <![CDATA[Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.]]> <![CDATA[Every fool finds a greater one to admire them.]]> <![CDATA[Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.]]> <![CDATA[You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.]]> <![CDATA[He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.]]> <![CDATA[Life is a long lesson in humility.]]> <![CDATA[There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.]]> <![CDATA[It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing.]]> <![CDATA[Love is the beauty of the soul.]]> <![CDATA[Only your mind can produce fear.]]> <![CDATA[Enlightenment is a full, permanent recognition of what one truly is, free of all false positions, speculations and other mental encumbrances. At the end of a hard day trading, it is enlightenment that is the only thing worth taking home from the spiritual marketplace.]]> <![CDATA[Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.]]> <![CDATA[To choose a hardship for ourselves is our only defense against that hardship. This is what is meant by accepting suffering. Those who, by their very nature, can suffer completely, utterly, have an advantage. That is how we can disarm the power of suffering, make it our own creation, our own choice; submit to it. A justification for suicide.]]> <![CDATA[Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.]]> <![CDATA[Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.]]> <![CDATA[There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.]]> <![CDATA[Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.]]> <![CDATA[Perception is a mirror not a fact. And what I look on is my state of mind, reflected outward.]]> <![CDATA[Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.]]> <![CDATA[If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.]]> <![CDATA[Only Christ could have conceived Christ.]]> <![CDATA[Teach only love for that is what you are.]]> <![CDATA[Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.]]> <![CDATA[You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones.]]> <![CDATA[<b>We live in deeds</b><br/><br/> We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;<br/> In feelings, not in figures on a dial.<br/> We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives<br/> Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.<br/> And he whose heart beats quickest lives the longest:<br/> Lives in one hour more than in years do some<br/> Whose fat blood sleeps as it slips along their veins.<br/> Life's but a means unto an end; that end,<br/> Beginning, mean, and end to all things -- God.<br/> The dead have all the glory of the world.]]> <![CDATA[The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.]]> <![CDATA[Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.]]> <![CDATA[A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.]]> <![CDATA[The secret of man's success resides in his insight into the mood's of people, and his tact in dealing with them.]]> <![CDATA[Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.]]> <![CDATA[If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.]]> <![CDATA[The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.]]> <![CDATA[Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.]]> <![CDATA[The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.]]> <![CDATA[Dreaming permits each and everyone of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.]]> <![CDATA[When you're attracted to someone it just means that your subconscious is attracted to their subconscious, subconsciously, so what we know as fate is two neuroses knowing that they're a perfect match.]]> <![CDATA[The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ]]> <![CDATA[Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.]]> <![CDATA[The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.]]> <![CDATA[We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.]]> <![CDATA[The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.]]> <![CDATA[Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.]]> <![CDATA[We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[Learn from the mistakes of others, you can't live long enough to make them all yourself.]]> <![CDATA[Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labors of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.]]> <![CDATA[Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness ain't a thing in itself --it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant. And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain't happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh.]]> <![CDATA[Not only is there a right to be happy, there is a duty to be happy. So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers.]]> <![CDATA[Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.]]> <![CDATA[The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.]]> <![CDATA[The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.]]> <![CDATA[You can do anything if you put your mind to it... and you will succeed when you put your heart into it.]]> <![CDATA[Learn to understand that which you hate and fear, then the fear will fade and hatred will cease.]]> <![CDATA[We are usually the best men when in the worst health.]]> <![CDATA[Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.]]> <![CDATA[Innocence most often is a good fortune and not a virtue.]]> <![CDATA[Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.]]> <![CDATA[Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing, but the triumph of principles.]]> <![CDATA[The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.]]> <![CDATA[Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.]]> <![CDATA[It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.]]> <![CDATA[Stop worrying -- nobody gets out of this world alive.]]> <![CDATA[We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full.]]> <![CDATA[Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.]]> <![CDATA[Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.]]> <![CDATA[There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.]]> <![CDATA[Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.]]> <![CDATA[Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: Are your ready?]]> <![CDATA[To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.]]> <![CDATA[Love is blind and marriage is the institution for the blind.]]> <![CDATA[Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.]]> <![CDATA[There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can.]]> <![CDATA[We need not worry so much about what man descends from; it's what he descends to that shames the human race.]]> <![CDATA[Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.]]> <![CDATA[When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.]]> <![CDATA[What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.]]> <![CDATA[Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.]]> <![CDATA[Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.]]> <![CDATA[When all is said and done, more is said than done.]]> <![CDATA[To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy.]]> <![CDATA[The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing: we know this in countless ways.]]> <![CDATA[Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.]]> <![CDATA[Weak people cannot be sincere.]]>